INVERCLYDE MP Ronnie Cowan has highlighted the decline in the the number of free-to-use ATMs in Inverclyde.

Speaking during a Commons debate on access to cash, the SNP man drew attention to the sharp drop in free-to-use cash machines in the district over the last three years, from 87 to 68.

The issue is one Mr Cowan has been campaigning on for some time, with the Tele previously featuring his campaign to protect vulnerable groups from the transition to a so-called 'cashless society'.